Leonardo Da’Vinci’s life Overthe centuries, many individuals have made a major impact over the centuries,but few come accomplish this task as Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, also knownas Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci was gifted in many different fields, includingmathematics, engineering, music, and writing. However, he is most known for hishighly appraised art work, highly innovated inventions, and magnificent discoveriesin science. The methods used in these categories help propelled humanity andchanged the world into what the world is today. Thefirst field that Leonardo da Vinci was able to master was art. When he firstbegan to master this art, he worked on several pieces with Verrocchio.Verrocchio was a world known painter during Leonardo’s childhood. Leonardo’smother worked for Verrocchio, allowing the famous painter to meet Leonardo.
Verrocchiobegan to notice the potential that Leonardo da Vinci contained. Once this wasrealized, Verrocchio took Leonardo under his wing and taught Leonardo manyskills that he used in the most popular paintings he has made. One popularpainting that Leonardo worked on while under Verrocchio’s wing is the Baptism of Christ. Leonardo and his teacher painted a picture ofJohn the Baptist baptizing Jesus Christ. It is thought that the angels in the left-handcorner and the backgrounds are painted by Leonardo, while the main pieces arepainted by Verrocchio.
Paintings like these gave him the skills needed to goout and make a workshop of his own. Throughworking on pieces in Verrocchio’s art studio, Leonardo learned many importanttricks and skills that allowed him to go out and do art pieces by himself in hisown . Leonardo’s first important commission was St. Jerome in the Wilderness.This painting allowed Leonardo to coupe with hardships that he has gone throughthroughout his life. Many scholars have backed this up by viewing a diaryarticle that he wrote in what is believed as the same time that he was workingon this piece.
“I thought I was learning to live; I was only learning to die(Bortolon).”